Thursday, May 6, 2010

Fun healthy take on Lasagna

Kids get bored of the same old layered lasagna, afraid of what parents may be trying to sneak inside : ) Here is a healthy recipe that is so easy to make and kids can be included to do the assembling. The great thing about many of my blog recipes is that they are versatile. Be creative- try different cheeses, make it vegetarian by omitting the turkey and adding in chopped, cooked spinach....  

Lasagna Pinwheels

1/2 pound ground turkey   
15 ounces part-skim ricotta cheese   
1 cup shredded part skim milk mozzarella cheese   
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese   
1/3 cup Egg substitute or 1 egg whisked   
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley   
8 whole wheat lasagna noodles - cooked and drained   
2 cups low-sodium pasta sauce
Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat rectangular 2-quart baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.   Brown turkey in non-stick skillet. While turkey is cooking combine ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, eggs and parsley in medium mixing bowl; stir to blend. Spread a scant 1/4 cup cheese mixture on each lasagna noodle. Roll up starting with a short end.  Place seam side down in baking dish. Add pasta sauce to turkey in skillet and heat. Pour sauce over rolls in baking dish. Cover with foil.  Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Makes 8 servings.

1 comment:

  1. I made this! It was delicious and looked so nice on the table!